- Author:Jennifer Macnair,Sam Kashner
- Publisher:W. W. Norton & Company (May 17, 2003)
- Pages:384 pages
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Not so, according to journalists Kashner and MacNair, who offer a juicy, gossip-gorged expos of '50s Hollywood.
Not so, according to journalists Kashner and MacNair, who offer a juicy, gossip-gorged expos of '50s Hollywood. They begin, appropriately, with the story of Confidential magazine, a publication that outed gays and revealed interracial romances, prison records and extramarital affairs. This terrifically readable cultural history of Hollywood in the Fifties was inspired by James Ellroy's wish to the authors that there were a book about the era as fine as Otto Friedrich's CITY OF NETS; the authors admit they could not quite match the comprehensiveness of Friedrich's achievement, nor are they quite as erudite or analytically sophisticated.
I absolutely adored Sam Kashner’s most recently published book, Furious Love . Kashner and MacNair contend that Novak was the love of Davis’ life, but warnings of career ruination from studio directors forced.
I absolutely adored Sam Kashner’s most recently published book, Furious Love: Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Burton, and the Marriage of the Century (co-written with Nancy Schoenberger), which ignited in me a new interest in the movies of Taylor and Burton, as well as the pre-1980s era of a Hollywood. And while at times the The Bad and the Beautiful overreaches in an attempt to cover ten years of eventful movie-making, it proved overall to be an entertaining, if overly ambitious, read. Kashner and MacNair contend that Novak was the love of Davis’ life, but warnings of career ruination from studio directors forced the two to end their not-so-secret relationship.
The period is reconsidered in The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties (W. W. Norton) by. .Kashner and MacNair love their theme, have picked their subjects well, and have juicy bits to reveal to anyone interested in the movies. Norton) by Sam Kashner and Jennifer MacNair. The authors admit that this is not a comprehensive history of that period in Hollywood; indeed, it is surprising that they have no chapters devoted to westerns or to science fiction.
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Save an average of 50% on the marketplace. Like Billy Wilder's celebrated film, The Bad and the Beautiful offers a fascinating vision of the city struggling with tremendous change while producing epic films like A Place in the Sun, Night of the Hunter, and The Ten Commandments. The authors brilliantly document the decline of the studio system, the rise of television, and the emergence of tabloid culture, which changed the industry forever, re-creating the era through colorful anecdotes and biographical sketches.
Hollywood in the Fifties. by Sam Kashner & Jennifer MacNair. Journalists Kashner and MacNair depict a Hollywood struggling against the audience-draining impact of TV while balancing the demand for wholesome films with the postwar drift toward realism and sexual candor.
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Sam Kashner; Jennifer Macnair. Kashner and MacNair present "a revealing. glimpse into the shadowy reality and hidden mores of Hollywood in what was popularly considered a decade of innocence (the 1950s)" (Suzanne Finstad). This button opens a dialog that displays additional images for this product with the option to zoom in or out. Tell us if something is incorrect. The Bad and the Beautiful : Hollywood in the Fifties. Sam Kashner; Jennifer Macnair. by Sam Kashner, Jennifer Macnair. Published May 2003 by W. Norton & Company. IN BOLD, brash typefaces, Confidential magazine sang out its top stories: "The Truth About Tab Hunter's Pajama Party," "Sinatra and DiMaggio's Wrong Door Raid," "Nude Body Found in the Apartment of Will Rogers' Daughter!," and "Picasso Is an Opium Addict!"
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He just sat there tearing up an envelope into little pieces,’ Orr remembered. Marlon Brando The Bad and the Beautiful: Hollywood in the Fifties Sam Kashner Jennifer Macnair William Orr Rebel Without A Cause.
A vivid portrait of power, fame, and sex in 1950s Hollywood, from the rise of tabloid journalism to the making of legendary film icons.With "fresh emphasis on little-known stories [and] an impressive number of eyewitnesses" (Chicago Tribune), Sam Kashner and Jennifer MacNair present "a revealing,...ever fascinating glimpse into the shadowy reality and hidden mores of Hollywood in what was popularly considered a decade of innocence" (Suzanne Finstad). "[S]urprisingly vivid accounts" (People) of such public icons as Lana Turner, Rock Hudson, Kim Novak, and Mae West explore the private scandals exploited by tabloids such as Confidential. Highlighting Hollywood's curious religious revival with The Robe, the film industry's exploitation of the potboiler Peyton Place, and the life of anarchic director Nick Ray of the enduring classic Rebel without a Cause, the authors "[give] a compelling sense" (Kirkus Reviews) of the unique obsessions of the era and the city's attempts to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Guided by the authors' historical savvy and intimate storytelling, we discover a city at a crossroads, attempting to reinvent the magic and mystery of its past glories. Tragic, irreverent, and always entertaining, The Bad and the Beautiful reveals the underground history of this turbulent decade in American film. 35 b/w photographs.